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Shrinathji Patotsav at Nathdwara

Shrinathji Patotsav is an auspicious day at Nathdwara and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Shrinathji Patotsav 2025 date is February 20. It is believed that Shrinathji (Lord Krishna) visited the house of Shri Girdhar Ji at Mathura an ardent devotee of Shrinathji. The Patotsav day is of great significance as the day reminds people what Bhakthi can bring to your home – the Lord Himself.

The day is observed on the seventh day of the Phalgun Krishna paksha as per traditional calendar followed in North India.

Shrinathji played Holi with the family of Shri Girdhar Ji and accepted all that was offered by the pious devotee – the family offered all the gold and all the valuables that were available. It is said that Shri Girdhar Ji asked Shrinathji not to leave anything behind and to please his devotee; He took all that was offered.

Balls or sticks made using flowers are offered on the day.

Shrinathji Patotsav ritual is also part of the soon arriving Holi festival.